Atelier E.B: Passer-by, Serpentine Sackler Gallery, London
The Serpentine presents Passer-by, a new exhibition by Atelier E.B, the collaborative fashion label by designer Beca Lipscombe and artist Lucy McKenzie. Taking the figure of the mannequin as its central theme, the exhibition transforms the Gallery into three distinct interiors: a bespoke showroom for Atelier E.B’s latest collection, in which visitors are able to try on and order clothes; a display of historic material, photography and objects, and a series of newly-commissioned works by contemporary artists including Tauba Auerbach, Anna Blessmann, Marc Camille Chaimowicz, Steff Norwood, Elizabeth Radcliffe, Bernie Reid and Markus Selg. Along with collaborations with artists Markus Proschek, Josephine Pryde and Calum Stirling and photographer Zoë Ghertner, the show features the work of more than 40 makers spanning fashion, sculpture, painting, graphic and commercial design, photography, craft and film. Passer-by is a hybrid dreamscape – part World Fair pavilion, part retail emporium – and explores the future of retail display in the digital age.